BOTOX, What Is It Exactly?

BOTOX, What Is It Exactly?

by Alex Hirsch (SU)

Your skin naturally ages with time. However, it is possible to improve the look of aging skin.

If you have unsightly facial wrinkles, you may be thinking of getting Botox injections. It is a very popular method for reducing the appearance of facial lines and its popularity will only continue to grow as many people seek to feel better about their skin.

What makes Botox great is that you can look younger without the need for invasive surgery or downtime. Both men and women receive Botox injections.

What Is Botox? 

Botox is a medication containing small doses of botulinum toxin injected into the skin to improve the appearance of mild, moderate, to severe facial lines such as frown lines and crow’s feet. The medication temporarily relaxes muscles to prevent contractions – the cause of most facial wrinkles. 

In addition to aesthetic purposes, Botox is also used to treat other medical conditions such as neck spasms, chronic migraines, and excessive sweating.

Since its approval by the FDA in 2002, more than 11 million Botox cosmetic procedures have been administered in the United States.

Initial Consultation 

During your initial Botox consultation at The Vein Institute & MediSpa in Kingwood, Texas, we will examine your skin and determine its overall health. We do this to assess whether you are eligible to receive Botox injections. If Botox injections are right for you, our physicians will talk to you about your expectations. This is the perfect time to also air any concerns you may have about the procedure.

We will ask you to make exaggerated facial expressions to see your facial lines. Moreover, we will also take pictures in order for us to show how Botox will improve your facial lines, and also track your progress and compare results.

For the procedure, our physician will either numb the area using a cold pack or administer a local anesthesia. The procedure is quick (done in 10 minutes) and discomfort is minimal. Many patients schedule Botox treatments for their lunch hour. It’s that easy and you can return to normal activities afterward. Our physician will send you away with special care instructions to lengthen the effect of the Botox injections. With regular treatment (every three to four months) you can achieve a more youthful appearance.

Botox Injections in Houston 

Botox should only be administered by a properly trained and experienced physician. In the wrong hands, your Botox experience could easily turn into a nightmare. 

Dr. Raymond Little founded The Vein Institute & MediSpa in Kingwood, Texas, and is a board-certified physician specializing in minimally invasive laser vein procedures.

If you are curious about what Botox can do for you, he will assess your skin and explain to you the options you have for facial rejuvenation for the best, most natural refreshed appearance. To reach Dr. Little, you may call (281) 312-0208 or request an appointment now.